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Omicron: Why the WHO Designated It a Variant of Concern

The decision has already precipitated a broad shift in priorities in pandemic management on a global scale

Your Health

Here’s Why Rapid Covid Tests Are so Expensive and Hard to Find

Monthslong silences. Mysterious rejections. Here's what's behind the shortages of a critical tool for ending the pandemic.

Prevention & Screenings

Fewer Diabetes Patients Are Picking up Their Insulin Prescriptions – Another Way the Pandemic Has Delayed Health Care for Many

Although insulin is a vital component of diabetes management, the pandemic has led many patients to forgo the prescriptions they need

Chronic Care Issues

A New, Lower Threshold for Lead Poisoning in Children Means More Kids Will Get Tested – but the Ultimate Solution Is Eliminating Lead Sources

The most lead-contaminated neighborhoods in cities are often the poorest and home to the highest percentage of nonwhite children

Your Care

Is COVID-19 Here to Stay? A Team of Biologists Explains What It Means for a Virus to Become Endemic

Pandemic viruses may gradually settle into a relatively stable rate of occurrence, maintaining a constant pool of infected hosts capable of spreading the virus to others

Your Health

Unvaccinated? Don’t Count on Leaving Your Family Death Benefits

Workers who refuse to get vaccinated against Covid-19 may face financial repercussions — and the financial fallout might follow workers beyond the grave

Your Health

Celebrating Every Body Requires Access to the Best Weight-Management Care

Women need better access to FDA-approved obesity medications

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How Many Lives Have Coronavirus Vaccines Saved? We Used State Data on Deaths and Vaccination Rates to Find Out

Clinical trials demonstrate how effective vaccines are individually, but the real world shows how effective they are at a population level.

Your Health

WHO Approved a Malaria Vaccine for Children – a Global Health Expert Explains Why That Is a Big Deal

Malaria, a parasitic disease transmitted by bites from infected mosquitoes, causes nearly half a million deaths per year, mostly in children in sub-Saharan Africa

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Britney’s Conservatorship Is One Example of How the Legacy of Eugenics in the US Continues to Affect the Lives of Disabled Women

Britney Spears was forced to continue wearing an IUD under her conservatorship. Her story is one shared by disabled women across the country who are denied the right to make decisions about their sexual and reproductive health.

Access & Affordability

Covid Is Killing Rural Americans at Twice the Rate of Urbanites

Covid has also killed Native American, Black and Hispanic people at disproportionately high rates

Your Health

Who Qualifies for a Covid Booster? The List Is Growing Longer

Those who can line up first for a Covid booster include Americans age 65 and older, younger people who have underlying health conditions and nursing home residents

Prevention & Screenings